Coach: John Calipari, 5th Year Key Losses: C Nerlens Noel (6th overall selection, Philadelphia 76ers via New Orleans), G Archie Goodwin (29th overall selection, Phoenix Suns), F Kyle Wiltjer (Transferred to Gonzaga) Impact Arrivals: F Julius Randle (Plano, Texas), G Andrew Harrison (Richmond, Texas), G Aaron Harrison (Richmond, Texas), G James Young (Rochester, Michigan), C Dakari Johnson […]


Coach: Rick Pitino, 13th Year Key Losses: C Gorgui Dieng (21st overall selection, Minnesota Timberwolves via Utah), G Peyton Siva (Second round selection, Detroit Pistons) Impact Arrivals: G Chris Jones, Jr. (transfer from junior college), G Terry Rozier, Fr. (Cleveland, Ohio) The Story: The 2013 National Champions return leading scorer Russ Smith (18.7 ppg), Final Four MVP Luke Hancock, […]


Coach: Bill Self, 11th Year Key Losses: G Ben McLemore (7th overall selection, Sacramento Kings), C Jeff Withey (Second round selection, Portland Trail Blazers via several teams), G Travis Releford (Undrafted), G Elijah Johnson (Undrafted) Impact Arrivals: F Andrew Wiggins, Fr. (Ontario, Canada), G Wayne Selden, Fr. (Roxbury, Massachusetts), C Joel Embiid, Fr. (Cameroon) The Story: I would be […]

Rasheed Sulaimon

Coach: Mike Krzyzewski, 34th Year Key Losses: F Mason Plumlee (22nd overall selection, Brooklyn Nets), F Ryan Kelly (Second round selection, Los Angeles Lakers), G Seth Curry (Undrafted) Impact Arrivals: F Jabari Parker, Fr. (Chicago, Illinois), F Rodney Hood, So. (Transfer from Mississippi State), F Semi Ojeleye, Fr. (Ottawa, Kansas), G Matt Jones (DeSoto, Texas) The Story: The Duke Blue […]


Coach: Sean Miller, 5th Year Key Losses: F Solomon Hill (24th overall selection, Indiana Pacers), F Grant Jerrett (Second round selection, Oklahoma City Thunder via Portland), G Mark Lyons (Undrafted, playing in France) Impact Arrivals: F Aaron Gordon, Fr. (San Jose, California), G T.J. McConnell, Jr. (Transfer from Duquesne), F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Fr. (Chester, Pennsylvania) The Story: The mark […]

Michigan State

Coach: Tom Izzo, 19th Year Key Losses: C Derrick Nix (Undrafted, playing in Slovenia) Impact Arrivals: F Gavin Schilling (Chicago, Illinois) The Story: Tom Izzo guided the Michigan State Spartans to the Sweet 16 in 2012-13 for an eleventh time in the last sixteen seasons. A stunning example of the consistency the Spartans have enjoyed during Izzo’s tenure.  Even […]


Coach: Billy Donovan, 18th Year Key Losses: G Kenny Boynton (Undrafted, playing in Israel), F Erik Murphy (Second round pick, Chicago Bulls) Impact Arrivals: G Kasey Hill (Umatilla, Florida), F Dorian Finney-Smith (Transfer from Virginia Tech), C Damontre Harris (Transfer from South Carolina) The Story: By most any standard, an Elite 8 appearance defines a college basketball season as profoundly […]